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Wireless SoCs enable eco-friendly IoT devices
Silicon Labs has announced a new family of secure, ultra-low-power Zigbee wireless SoC devices designed for eco-friendly IoT products deployed in mesh networks. The EFR32MG22 (MG22) family expands Silicon Labs’ Zigbee portfolio by delivering the smallest, lowest power SoCs optimised for Zigbee Green Power applications.
Wireless SoCs help drive digital transformation
Silicon Labs has announced a new family of secure, proprietary wireless SoC devices designed for power- and size-constrained IoT products powered by batteries or energy harvesting sources.
The future of secure wireless connectivity at embedded world
Silicon Labs has announced that it will showcase its latest wireless IoT connectivity and security solutions for smart home, commercial and industrial IoT applications at embedded world 2020. Through interactive demonstrations, live Speakers’ Corner presentations on the hour and technical conference sessions.
Making the right choice: Wireless tech for the IoT
Wireless connectivity is a critical part of IoT end-node design. Important and popular connectivity options for the IoT include Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), Bluetooth mesh, Zigbee, Thread, Z-Wave, WiFi and a wide range of proprietary protocols in the sub-GHz band. Anders Pettersson, Director of Field Marketing, Silicon Labs explains.
Demystifying Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology
The Internet of Things (IoT) continues to add intelligence to commercial systems in offices, shopping malls and even warehouses. Smart offices are modern marvels, reducing energy use while improving the workspace. Malls and stadiums use wireless connectivity to better serve customers and track occupancy numbers. Sensors and RF tags continue to revolutionise asset tracking in warehouses. Charlie Ice, Senior Product Manager, Power Products, Si...
Broad portfolio of automotive grade timing solutions released
Silicon Labs has launched a broad portfolio of automotive grade timing solutions designed to meet the demanding clocking needs of in-vehicle systems. The new AEC-Q100-qualified timing devices include Si5332 any-frequency programmable clock generators, Si5225x PCIe Gen1/2/3/4/5 clocks, Si5325x PCIe buffers and Si5335x fanout clock buffers.
Mesh networking modules streamline secure IoT product design
Silicon Labs has launched a new portfolio of highly integrated, secure Wireless Gecko modules that reduce development cost and complexity, making it easier to add robust mesh networking connectivity to a wide range of Internet of Things (IoT) products.
Isolated smart switches for harsh industrial environments
Silicon Labs has introduced a family of compact, robust isolated smart switches designed to drive any load, even in the harshest industrial environments. The new Si834x isolated switches are well suited for driving resistive and inductive loads such as solenoids, relays and lamps used in industrial control systems including programmable logic controllers (PLCs), I/O modules, relay drivers and servo motor controllers.
Demystifying power over Ethernet technology
The Internet of Things (IoT) continues to add intelligence to commercial systems in offices, shopping malls and even warehouses. Smart offices are modern marvels, reducing energy use while improving the workspace. Malls and stadiums use wireless connectivity to better serve customers and track occupancy numbers. Sensors and RF tags continue to revolutionise asset tracking in warehouses. All of these systems need both power and data and here&...
Radio scheduling in dynamic multiprotocol IoT applications
The continuous growth in the number of connected devices around us will lead to an expected 12.86 billion IoT devices by 2020 in the consumer segment alone. This represents a growth rate of almost 35% per year since 2017, and it’s generally expected that annual growth rates will remain in double digits across all IoT segments until at least 2025. Marius Munder, Senior Staff Engineer, Systems Architect, Silicon Labs, explains further about t...
MCUs in Electric Vehicles - UT Solar Car Team
The UT Solar Car team's design involves the use of Silicon Laboratories Gecko MCUs, allowing for a variety of readings for the driver.
Duo collaborate to further advance smart lighting
Silicon Labs and Signify are collaborating on an extension of the Friends of Hue programme enabling ecosystem partners to develop smart light switches for Philips Hue systems. Silicon Labs is providing the Zigbee cluster libraries, software tools, reference application and technical expertise to help participating companies certified by the Friends of Hue programme quickly design and produce light switch products guaranteed to work flawlessly wit...
Wireless platform enables connected products to scale the IoT
Silicon Labs has introduced the next generation of its Wireless Gecko platform, Series 2, designed to make IoT products more powerful, efficient and reliable. Building on the RF and multiprotocol capabilities of the Wireless Gecko portfolio, Series 2 delivers the most versatile and scalable IoT connectivity platform. The initial Series 2 products include small-form-factor System-on-a-Chip (SoC) devices with a dedicated security core and an o...
Isolated ICs ensure precise current measurements
A family of isolated analogue amplifiers, voltage sensors and delta-sigma modulator (DSM) devices have been introduced by Silicon Labs, designed to provide accurate current and voltage measurement with very low drift across temperature, the products are based on Silicon Labs’ robust, third-generation isolation technology.
Location services accuracy increased using Bluetooth 5.1
New Bluetooth software for the Wireless Gecko portfolio, and a comprehensive connectivity solution for the Internet of Things (IoT), have been released by Silicon Labs. Silicon Labs’ commercial, industrial and retail customers can enhance their location-based services, using the direction finding feature added to Bluetooth in version 5.1 of the Bluetooth Core Specification.
Building automation connectivity solutions at embedded world
It has been announced that Silicon Labs will showcase its latest Wireless Gecko connectivity solutions for smart home, lighting and building automation applications at embedded world 2019. Hands-on demonstrations at Silicon Labs’ Booth 4A-128 highlight easy-to-deploy Bluetooth mesh and Bluetooth 5 solutions, device-to-cloud connectivity with low-power WiFi, Zigbee home automation and control, and next-generation Z-Wave 700 smart home soluti...
IoT connectivity portfolio cuts WiFi power consumption
The WiFi portfolio of modules and transceivers, enabling developers to create end node products with power efficiency, RF blocking performance and advanced security, has been expanded by Silicon Labs. Designed for the specific needs of IoT applications, the Wireless Gecko portfolio reportedly cuts WiFi power consumption in half.
Bluetooth mesh technology for smart home products
It has been announced that Xiaomi (01810.HK) has launched new smart home products using Bluetooth mesh networking technology from Silicon Labs. The new products from Mi Ecosystem partners include smart LED light bulbs, candle bulbs, downlights and spotlights. The voice-assistant XiaoAi smart alarm clock serves as a gateway to control smart Bluetooth mesh lights through voice commands.
Unlocking smart home potential
The next-generation Z-Wave 700 has been launched by Silicon Labs, on the Wireless Gecko platform, the comprehensive hardware and software connectivity solution for the Internet of Things (IoT). Z-Wave 700 delivers on Silicon Labs’ vision and platform integration roadmap following the company’s strategic acquisition of Z-Wave technology in April 2018.
The future of IoT software
Tyson Tuttle is President and CEO of Silicon Labs. He joined Silicon Labs in 1997 and has had an important impact on the company's strategy and technical development.